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Blue Cabin in Steveston partners with Brancombe House

A new artist in residence will be arriving this week at the Blue Cabin.
The Blue Cabin is currently moored at Imperial Landing in Steveston.

Free public artist talks, open studio events and workshops are being planned from mid-March to October at Branscombe House, in partnership with the Blue Cabin floating artist program.

Berlin-based artist Michelle-Marie Letelier, arriving this week, will be the artist in residence at the Blue Cabin until the end of April, after which there will be two other artists at the floating arts centre.

This includes a partnership with the Australian Arts Council and Footscray Community Arts Centre (Melbourne, Australia) aimed at fostering intercultural exchange between Indigenous artists and communities in each region.

Additional programs will be presented as The Foreshore Immersive, with broad subject matters and research and questions first introduced during the Foreshore Initiative that ran from 2016 to 2018.

The Blue Cabin was located on the coastline of the North Shore for 89 years, occupied most notably by artist, musician and writer Al Neil and artist Carole Itter for five decades.

Three Vancouver-based arts organizations—Creative Cultural Collaborations (C3), grunt gallery and Other Sights for Artists’ Projects—came together in 2014 to remediate the cabin and transform it into a mobile artist residency that provides a unique perspective on Metro Vancouver from the water and a venue for dialogue and exchange among coastal artists and communities.

The 1,200-square-foot, 170-ton structure is currently moored at Imperial Landing.

Programming details haven’t been announced yet. Those interested should check for updates.


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